How to Beat Your Criminal Defense Case in the Bay Area!

If you’ve been arrested or accused of a crime, you can protect your job, your reputation, and save time and money by talking to an attorney to avoid the top mistakes when facing jail time.

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We serve clients in San Francisco, Alameda County, and Contra Costa. With an experienced criminal defense attorney by your side, you can be confident that your rights will be vigorously defended and you will receive the best legal representation available. We understand how stressful and overwhelming a criminal charge or investigation can be, so we strive to provide personalized attention to each client.

Do You Need a Lawyer for a Criminal Defense Case in California?

A Criminal Defense Charge is probably the only interaction most people will ever have with the criminal justice system. People from all walks of life can get arrested or run into trouble with the law, whether you are a professional, a student, in the military, or retired. It can be stressful no matter what your situation or background.. If you find yourself in this situation, know that a Criminal Defense Charge doesn’t have to wreck your life, cost you your job, or ruin your reputation. An experienced Oakland Criminal Defense lawyer from Lamano Law Office can help.

Experience the Difference of a Woman Owned Law Firm

We see people come to court alone, without an attorney, and the stressful look on their face as they stand in front of a judge. At Lamano Law Office, our Oakland criminal defense attorneys will hold your hand every step of the way and help you understand the legal process.

Our firm values compassion, so when you hire us, we understand how stressful this can be. A lot of times, we arrange for the judge to let us appear without you ever stepping foot into the courtroom, so you avoid the embarrassment or anxiety of standing in front of a judge or being seen in a criminal courtroom.

The difference of working with a woman owned firm is not just empathy for your vulnerable situation but our strategic approach with a 150-point inspection of every case. This ensures that no stone is left unturned in your defense. We go over our unique, proven checklist to show the holes in your police investigation and fight tooth and nail to get you the best result.

I maintain that I am innocent – do I still need a local bay area criminal defense attorney?

No matter what you intend to plead, please do not ever do so without an attorney present. You could still be penalized in court for things you don’t know about, but that an experienced criminal defense lawyer can help you avoid. Call the Lamano Law Office for help.

Do I really need a criminal lawyer if I plead guilty?

Yes – you should never advocate for yourself. You just aren’t going to know the law like your attorney will, and you have emotion working against you. Always work through an attorney.

Are plea bargains a good idea, and what are they?

When the prosecution and the defense try to negotiate a deal between them on a case, this is known as a plea bargain. At times, taking this deal could be your best option – your criminal law attorney will advise you.

How does the prosecution determine the charges against me?

They look at the evidence at hand and determine if it has sufficient quantity and quality to pursue a conviction. If they cannot obtain enough evidence of good caliber that would lead to a conviction, they probably won’t pursue that case at all, and charges are dropped.

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